Low voter turnout for state women

According to a national study by WalletHub, Oklahoma ranked 48th among states in percentage of women who voted in the 2012 election. In WalletHub’s of 2016’s Best and Word States for Women, Oklahoma ranked the ninth worst in the overall ranking for women.

Women outnumber men in all but nine states. Women represent nearly three-fifths of all minimum-wage workers across the nation.

The rankings (1 is best, 25 is average) for Oklahoma were:

  • 25th – Median earnings for females (cost of living-adjusted)
  • 37th – Percentage of women living in poverty
  • 21st – Share of women-owned businesses
  • 16th – High school dropout rate for women
  • 48th – Percent of women who voted in the 2012 election
  • 45th – Female uninsured rate
  • 47th – Women’s life expectancy at birth
  • 45th – Women’s preventive health care